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Offline Bob G

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Re: City of Truro
« Reply #90 on: December 24, 2018, 10:36:06 AM »
Still got to find a spare moment to add the Snowwolflair transfers to my COT.

Bob

That's your Christmas Day treat, isn't it?! 

Hope I can get an unpainted one out of the next batch that Colin does if he doesn't do the red-framed version.

That is quite correct! Hopefully after presents and Church and before alcohol :)



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Re: City of Truro
« Reply #91 on: December 30, 2018, 07:08:32 PM »
Hi everyone

Just finished lining my COT using Snowwolflair's transfers. Needed to prove to myself that I am a modeller and not just a collector :)

I managed to mangle some of them, so great job there was enough for two COTs on my sheet.
Looking at Snowwolflair's pic on page 5 above, I notice I have missed the fourth and seventh boiler bands off.
But I have done the third boiler band, having looked at certain pics I have and discovered it was lined.
I also found photos that have the rear of the tender lined in this livery, so I did a cut and shut on the tender transfers to do that too.

I think too much lining can make a model look too heavy in N, and as the boiler bands I had missed are the ones on the joins between different shapes (e.g. seventh is between boiler and cab) and the cab and smokebox are also lined, I thought I'd stop before I went too far!

I think it really sets off the UM model. Now just to tone down those buffers :)

Hope you like.
Happy New Year from a Southern Modeller  :beers:

Bob







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Re: City of Truro
« Reply #92 on: April 06, 2019, 09:10:06 AM »
C of T has been acquired. ( i could have waited for the re-run in Q3). It was a loco my Grandfather operated whilst a Driver based in Swindon so only right to have it on Vale of Oxbury .

I can now plan its detailing / repaint to 1957 condition. Will also be DCC converted.
Transfers in hand from “Snowflair” what other recommendations for bits from N Brass has any else done?
 I am not keen on tackling the removal the handrails , i have heard the filing down is very hard work- thoughts?
Cheers
Carl

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Re: City of Truro
« Reply #93 on: April 06, 2019, 09:42:45 AM »
Removing handrails from Union Mills loco's is quite easy,nowhere as hard as old Farish Mazak.

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Re: City of Truro
« Reply #94 on: April 06, 2019, 11:46:18 AM »
Best bangs for the buck to my mind are loco crew, shortening the tender pick-up wire and toning down the shiny wheels and motion. After that buffers, vac pipes and other detailing from NBrass. Replacing the handrails probably means a repaint.

 

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